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Mystery plant?

paulpuk2000paulpuk2000 Posts: 64
edited June 2020 in Plants
Can anybody tell me what this plant is?  I thought it was 2 separate plants, but when I dug it up (to make way for a veg patch) I assumed I'd be able to put 2 small plants in our planters, at the front of the house, but turns out it's just one, rather wide, plant.

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  • Sorry.  Struggling to upload my photos?!?  

  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Came across your other post regarding uploading photos. It's the icon that looks like a mountain, 10th in from the left.
  • paulpuk2000paulpuk2000 Posts: 64
    edited June 2020
    RE-POST:  Can anybody tell me what this plant is?  I thought it was 2 separate plants, but when I dug it up (to make way for a veg patch) I assumed I'd be able to put 2 small plants in our planters, at the front of the house, but turns out it's just one, rather wide, plant.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited June 2020
    It's a variegated weigela, maybe Weigela florida 'Variegata':

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • It's a variegated weigela, maybe Weigela florida 'Variegata':
    https://www.gardenia.net/plant/weigela-florida-variegata

    The more I look at it, the more I think it's a tree of some sort, that has somehow grown sideways, along the ground?  Very odd.  Perhaps I should post a better photo.  I'll take another one, to give you an idea of how it's grown in 2 different directions, along the ground?!?!  Were you looking at the second photo, or both?



  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited June 2020
    Your first photo is as Bob says.
    Variegated plants often throw out plain green stems and that might account for your second photo.
    The photos are a bit too close to get the overall look of the plant though

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    Second photo looks like an Azalea shrub. Agree with BobTheGardener. Sometimes Weigela shrubs can grow all winding and floppy because they have not been pruned back.
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